• Lake Lanier Fishing Report - GA

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  • Lake Lanier Fishing Report - GA

    LAKE LANIER IS DOWN .44 FEET, THE CREEKS ARE STAINED AND THE MAIN LAKE IS CLEAR THE RIVERS AND UP LAKE COVES ARE MUDDY TO HEAVILY STAINED. 50íS DOWN LAKE AND 60íS UP LAKE.

    WOW! What a difference a week makes! The lake is up to almost full pool, and the water temps are averaging 55 degrees. The backs of the major creeks are heavily stained, and the main lake below Brown's Bridge is still clear. The waters above Brown's Bridge are more stained in the main river areas as well as the creeks in general, and the further you go north, the heavier the stain. We have found water temps near 60 back in some of the pockets, both on the north and south end. The fish are chewing. This incredibly fast warm up has really jump started the pre spawn bite and accelerated the process significantly. The fish are biting all over the lake right now, and you can catch them pretty much any way you prefer. Picasso Shake down head and worm combo, SPRO crankbaits and jerk baits, spinnerbaits, Chattahoochee jigs they have all been working well. The location and technique for the best bite does seem to vary each day, and sometimes dramatically. So stay flexible in your approach. Try one type of area or technique, and if that is not working, move on. The fish we are catching are in 1 to 15 feet of water. We have abandoned the deep fish because the pre spawn fish are too much fun and there are definitely enough fish up to make a shallow pattern work very well right now We are working shallow, flat points, both rock and clay, in pockets and on the main lake. The steeper stuff has held some fish too, but we are leaning more toward the shallower, flatter stuff in general. Also the longer running points are starting to hold fish as well. Creeks and main lake are both producing, and as usual, focus more on the main lake or mouths of creeks for the bigger fish, and back in the creeks for numbers, but you are apt to catch a big fish anywhere right now. That's what makes this time of year so much fun! The docks are holding fish as well. Check those docks back in creeks or pockets that are in 15 feet of water and less. Look at the last 2 or 3 docks in any creek arm or pocket for those largemouth. Look for the fish to be under the docks when the sun is up, and more just around the docks in low light or clouds. The fish are CHEWING! It's time to fish! Following is a list of my upcoming open dates February: 26, 28. March: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Give me a call and come enjoy some outstanding Lanier pre spawn fishing!

    This report brought to you by: Jimbo Mathley Jimbo on Lanier www.jimboonlanier.com

    This Lake Lanier Striper report is from Big Fish on Service. To book your trip call Captain Ken at 404 561 2564 or contact us on our web site. www.bigfishon .com

    Striper fishing is fair. WOW crazy fishing this week! Record high temperatures and the lake at its highest level since 2016! If you get out this week be very careful and wear your PFD. We have had a lot of fog which has significantly hampered visibility coupled with a lot of debris floating on the surface. The bad news is the backs of the creeks and rivers are muddy and the fish are not biting aggressively Your best bet is to pull Herring on weighted and unweighted free lines in the mouths of the mid lake creeks. There is a lot of bait at 60 to 80 feet deep but the down rod bite has not been working. The umbrella rigs will work but it takes a lot of effort to keep them free of leaves and pine straw. The good news is the lake should settle down this week and the stripers bite should greatly improve. Flat Creek, Four Mile Creek, Six Mile Creek and Balus Creek are good places to start. The water temperature is in the mid to high 50ís and the lake is .4 below full pool. The water is stained on the main Lake and heavily stained in the back of the creeks. To book your guide trip call us at 404 561 2564 or contact us on our web site. www.bigfishonguide.com

    Based on the Fish and Gamer Forecaster, the best bite is from 7am until noon and it is in the excellent range. There is a late afternoon feed around 6pm.

    We have all the details for our On the Water SONAR School on our web SCHOOLS page. We have the LOWRANCE CARBON and LOWRANCE GEN 3 Touch and the game changing technology in the NEW 3D Lowrance Technology on our boat. Bring any HDS machine only to Lake Lanier and learn it ALL in one day. Call Ken for details. See our Southern Fishing Schools page for the latest screen shots of the LOWRANCE 3D technology. See bass over a ladder in 10 feet of water 158 feet from my boat. www.lowrance.com

    Ask for a free sonar set up sheet by sending me an email to ken@southernfishing.com. Please tell me what model machine you have.

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